Cori Bush Under Investigation Says Report

Congressional Democrats are shocked over a subpoena, an investigation, and incredibly serious allegations.

In a recent development that’s caught the eye of many, a House clerk delivered a critical message to Speaker Mike Johnson. The message was quite straightforward yet significant: Sergeant of Arms William McFarland received a grand jury subpoena for documents. These documents, issued by none other than the Justice Department, are now at the center of a burgeoning controversy. And yes, McFarland plans to comply.

The Justice Department is currently investigating a member of the Squad, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo. The allegations are that she misused government funds that were supposed to be allocated for her security. This news comes to us from two sources who spoke to Fox News, shedding light on a probe that seems to be widening by the day.

The subpoena announcement was made on the House floor on January 29, 2024; sources say this is directly related to the investigation into Bush.

The allegations seem to revolve around Bush’s husband and former security guard, Cortney Merritts, who she married in February 2023. He has received over $100,000 in payments since joining her campaign’s payroll in January 2022. Initially marked as “security” payments, these were later changed to “wage expenses” in April. That adds a whole new angle to the case.

One of the big questions is did Rep. Bush convert campaign funds for personal use by paying a salary that was not for bona fide services at fair market value.

Moreover, in March 2023, the watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. They’re asking for an investigation into whether Bush used campaign funds for personal use. This includes a particular payment of $60,000 in 2022 for security services provided to Merritts.

FACT’s executive director, Kendra Arnold, raised a critical point in the complaint. She questions whether these payments were for unnecessary services or above fair market value due to Bush’s personal relationship with the payee. If true, these could qualify as either impermissible payments to a family member or an impermissible gift.



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